December Book Haul

Sunday, 5 January 2020

This post is incredibly late because I had SO MANY posts to publish at the end of December / beginning of January. But never-the-less, I really want to keep my monthly books haul posts a 'thing' - merely so I can keep a track of my book buying habits and less so because I think anyone actually gives two hoots about what books I've been buying.

I was very good at not buying any new books at the beginning of the month because I had asked for some for Christmas presents, and I was lucky enough to receive them (thanks, Dad). There was only one book that I received at the very beginning of December (however the order was technically placed in November) but it just took a little while to come. The book in question was The Last Words of Madeleine Anderson by Helen Kitson. I follow to the publisher on Twitter and they tweeted out that times were tough financially for the business, so I hopped onto the site and picked myself up a book. The cover also has a lot of fishes on it, and me being a pisces, it called out to me.

For Christmas off good ol' papa, here's what he picked up for me:

Gods of Jade & Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (Coralie Bickford-Smith design)

These are all books I've had on my wishlist for a while, and most of them have ended up on my Books I Want To Read In 2020 post. The one book not mentioned in that post is Wuthering Heights, because I already own multiple copies of it, but I absolutely fell in love with this collectors edition version - the cover is beautiful and it's my favourite book of all time.

I then picked up three books from Waterstones on a recent trip to Metrocentre (which is a big shopping centre about 40 miles from where I live). I picked up Red Seas Under Red Skies and The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch which are books #2 & #3 in the Gentleman Bastards series. I already own the first book (The Lies of Locke Lamora), and so I really wanted to complete the collection. I've heard these books are fun and entertaining and I want to start this series sooner rather than later!

And finally, from the same shopping trip, I also picked up The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski which is the first book in the Witcher Saga - which is what the recent Neflix drama The Witcher is based from. I absolutely devoured the tv show, and I'm very excited to make a start of the book series!


  1. That's an impressive book haul & some fantastic reads to be ... erm ... read. Book one of the Locke Lamora series has been unread on my Kindle for a year or so but despite the glowing reviews I never seem to get around to reading it.

    1. It certainly is, isn't it! I'm currently buying more books than I'm reading 🙃 I cannot wait to start Locke Lamora, it's been on my tbr for what fe like forever!

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